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words and phrases invoking texture
Smooth as silk
Without a single problem, with ease
Kamimura-san impressed everyone with a presentation that was as smooth as silk.
The next six months are going to be rough because sales are down and our customers arent re-ordering.
A rough draft is an outline or an unfinished early version of a document.
Rough around the edges
Unsophisticated, unfinished, requiring further training
The freshman, Ashida-san, is a little rough around the edges so he will join our training program.
Bumps in the road
Minor setbacks or difficulties
Sakurai-san expects there will be plenty of bumps in the road but is enthusiastic about the product launch anyway.
Nobu is so hard on his secretaries that he can’t keep one over three months.
To be soft on someone or something is to be too lenient; the opposite of hard on.